A friend of mine is in love with Jordan's nature , back at the university he always talked about different sights and showed us pictures n all , he used to organize small trips of small groups of tourists (mainly) sight seeing and exploring . Recently he and partners and now with profissional French rock climber on the team came together and formed Tropical Desert Trips and expanded a little bit .
Dear friendsTropical Desert is starting its 1st Rock Climbing Course with French mountain guide Wilfried Colonna, Elizabeth Abellanosa and local guide Hakim Tamimi.CLIMBING COURSE FOR BEGINNERSObjective of the course: To learn the basic techniques to climb with efficiency and security in equipped artificial & natural walls of one length, as second or lead climber.What participants will learn?1. Climbing equipment knowledge and use: Climbing shoes / Harness / Helmet / Rope / Belaying equipment (8, Grigri, belay device) / Karabiners (basic and sewgate) / Quickdraws / Slings / Chalk / Adequate clothing2. Movements and progression techniques:a. Movements: Use of hands, feet, body (centre of gravity); the rule of 3 points; de-climbing.b. Route finding / planning ahead.3. The environment / Different climbing style and types:a. Different types of walls: Boulder, artificial wall, equipped cliffs, mountain climbing.b. Different type of rock: Limestone, sandstone, granite.c. Routes and grading systemd. Environment respect.4. Knots and ropes - Basicsa. Knots: the 8 (2 ways).b. Different type of rope (static, semi-static, dynamic).5. Belaying:a. Belaying a second climber in top rope (from down; from top???).b. Belaying a lead climber.c. Different types of bolts6. First steps to lead climbing / setting up safe belays / abseiling when abandoning route.7. Security and safety:a. What not to do.b. How to keep and take care of the equipment.Duration of the course: 1 month including 2 half day in artificial wall, 3 days in equipped cliffs outside Amman. Access to the artificial wall free during one month every day after 5 pm.Half Day 1: Artificial wall – Amman:• Explanation and demonstration of points 1 to 5;• BoulderingDay 2: kerak – wadi weida• Review of points 1 to 5;• Explanation of point 7 (Security and safety).• Each participant will climb two easy routes.Day 3: Fuheis – Hakim’s cliff• Review of points 1 to 5 + 7;• Climbing of routes of different difficulties;Half day 4: Artificial wall – Amman• Point 6 (First steps to lead climbing / setting up safe belays / abseiling when abandoning route);Day 5: Ajlun - Thôr Motlagh (Sami’s cliff)• Review points 6 and 7;• Climbing routes of different difficulties, as a second or lead climber.Max number of participants: 8Last day for Subscription: 29th of MarchCourse Starts on Friday 3rd of AprilTo subscribe call Hakim Tamimi 0795431616